His chommies will be out in full force when rapper Jack Parow takes to the stage at the Old Mutual Music In The Gardens series at the Pretoria National Botanical Garden on Sunday 3 June. Thirty years ago Zander Tyler was born in Parow, Cape Town. Today he is known as Jack Parow, original donker dodgy Afrikaans rapper. It has been three years since his breakthrough in 2009 and since Jack Parow has released his first self-titled full length album that struck gold within two weeks of its release and went platinum within a year; headlined at major festivals in South Africa; toured Europe and played before packed out shows there. Jack Parow is no stranger to green awareness, having recently appeared on the cover of a female glossy for an environmental cause, “as a South African I need to do my duty, and where and how better than to do it in a beautiful surrounding with good solid SA music.” His music video for the hit Cooler as Ekke has over two million views on YouTube. His songs are hits on national radio stations and he has been on prime TV shows and on covers and centre-folds of publications in South Africa and in Europe. His second album, Eksie Ou, was released in late last year. Supporting Jack Parow on the day is Black Cat Bones. These modern day storytellers have a collective of influences fused together in an audio diary made up of traditional, as well as modern blues, rock, folk, and country-inspired music. Their music pays tribute to the founders of these classic genres while maintaining a modernised presence. Tickets are available at www.ticketbreak.co.za and are R80 (or R90 at the gates). Gates open 11:00.